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JANUARY 2 Today in classical music history

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  • 1512 Birth of Spanish composer, choral director and vocalist Cristobal MORALES in Seville. d-Malaga, 14 JUN 1553.
  • 1678 Opening of the Gaensemarkt Theater, Hamburg's first opera house.
  • 1726 Death of Italian composer Domenico Zipoli in Córdoba, Argentina. b-Prato, 16 OCT 1688. Search Domenico Zipoli.
  • 1732 Birth of Bohemian composer of church music and organist Franz Xaver BRIXI in Prague. d- 14 OCT 1771. aka Frantisek Xaver BRIXISearch Frantisek Xaver BRIXI.
  • 1747 Death of French composer, violinist and conductor Jean-Fery Rebel in Paris. b-Paris 18 APR 1666. Search  Jean-Fery Rebel.
  • 1753 Death of Italian contralto Marie Maddalena Pieri. Born 1683 ? in Florence. Created Tamerlano in Tamerlano (Vivaldi) Sang in premiere of Carceriere de se Stesso (Orlandini) Bajazate (Leo) Artaserse (Hasse).
  • 1780 (1 JAN?) Death of German composer Johann Ludwig Krebs, in Altenburg. b-Weimer, 1713. Search Johann Ludwig Krebs.
  • 1825 Opening of the Munich Opera House.
  • 1837 (Julian Calendar, 31 DEC) Birth of Russian composer Mili BALAKIREV in Nizhny-Novgorod. d-St. Petersburg, 29 MAY 1910. Search Mili BALAKIREV.
  • 1843 FP of Wagner's Flying Dutchman opera, in Dresden. CD-Flying Dutchman-Complete Opera.
  • 1856 Birth of Finnish soprano Alma Fohstrom in Helsinki, Finland. Died 20 Feb 1936, Debut as Marguerite in Faust (Gounod) 1878 Teachers:- Desiree Artot de Padilla, Francesco Lamperti, Henriette Nissen-Salomon.
  • 1888 ('89?) Birth of Italian tenor Tito Schipa in Lecce. Died 16 Dec 1965, Debut as Alfredo in Traviata (Verdi) 1910 Teachers:- Alceste Gerunda, Emilio Piccola Pupils :- Andrej Kucharsky, Cesare Valletti, Bruce Brewer Created Ruggero in Rondine (Puccini) Sang in premiere of Caminante (Sanchez De Fuentes). Search Tito SchipaNimbus Prima Voce: Tito SchipaTito Schipa: A Biography (Great Voices)Tito Schipa: Greatest Hits - Italian, Spanish & Neapolitan Songs
  • 1884 Death of Italian soprano Marietta Gazzaniga in Voghera. Debut as Jane Seymour in Anna Bolena (Donizetti) 1840 Teachers:- Cetta, Alberto Mazzucato Created Climene in Cid (Pacini) Lina in Stiffelio (Verdi).
  • 1890 Death of French tenor Julian Gayarre. Born 9 Jan 1844 in Valle de Roncal. Teachers:- Lamperti, Melchiorre Vidal Created Enzo in Gioconda (Ponchielli) Marcello di Bruges in Duca D'Alba (Donizetti).
  • 1891 Death of French composer Alexis Roland-Manuel in Paris. b-Paris, 22 MAR 1891. Search Alexis Roland-Manuel.
  • 1894 Birth of Polish American conductor Arthur RODZINSKI
  • 1895 Birth of Czech mezzo-soprano Marie Hlouskova in Caslav. Died 29 June 1940, Debut Veruna in V Studni (Blodek) Teacher :- Egon Fuchs, M Nedbal Pupils :- Ruzena Horakova, Josef Valka.
  • 1901 Birth of Swedish tenor Torsten Ralf in Malmo, Sweden. Died 27 April 1954 Debut as Cavaradossi 1924 Teachers:- Hertha Dehmlow, John Forsell, Hjaldis Ingebjart Created Apollo in Daphne (Strauss) Sang in premiere of Zauberinsel (Sutermeister). Lebendige Vergangenheit - Torsten Ralf (Vol.2)
  • 1904 Birth of American tenor James Melton in Moultrie, Ga. Died 24 April 1961, Debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly 1938 Teachers:- Gaetano De Luca, Enrico Rosati, Michael Raucheisen. Lebendige Vergangenheit - James Melton
  • 1904 Birth of Finnish soprano Lea Piltti. Died February 1982, Debut as Lakme in Lakme (Delibes) 1926 Teachers:- Gabrielle Ritter-Ciampi, Olga Eisner Pupils :- Seppo Juhani Ruohonen, Anita Valkki, Usko Viitanen. Lebendige Vergangenheit - Lea Piltti
  • 1905 Birth of British composer Michael TIPPETT in London. d-London, 9 JAN 1998. Search Michael TIPPETT | BOOK-The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett: Modern Times and Metaphysics.
  • 1907 Birth of Austrian tenor Todor Mazaroff in Vienna. Died 13 Sep 1975, Debut as Messenger in Prince Igor (Borodin) 1935. Todor Masaroff 1907-1975
  • 1912 Birth of Italian bass Antonio Cassinelli in Noceto, Parma. Died 29 June 1993, Debut as Landgraf in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1937 Pupil :- Maria Chiara Sang in premiere of Assassinio nella Cattedrale (Pizzetti) Madame Bovary (Pannain) Burlesca (Veretti) Misteri Gloriosi (Cattozzo).
  • 1912 Birth of Canadian composer Barbara PENTLAND in Winnipeg. d-5 FEB 2000. Barbara Pentland Documentary: Pentland gad a rather romantic notion
  • 1913 Birth of American composer Gardner READ in Evanston, IL. Search Gardner READ.
  • 1913 Birth of American organist and composer Robert Hall ELMORE. d-1985. Search Robert Hall ELMORE.
  • 1915 Death of Austro-Hungarian composer Karl Goldmark, in Vienna. b-Keszthely, Austro-Hungarian Empire, 18 MAY 1830. Search Karl Goldmark.
  • 1925 Birth of Russian mezzo-soprano Irina Arkhipova in Moscow. Debut 1954 Teachers:- Nadejda Malisheva, Leonid Savransky Pupils :- Kristine Zadovska, Sonia Aksenova. Muzyka zhizni (Moi 20. vek) (Russian Edition)
  • 1928 Birth of Italian conductor Alberto ZEDDA.
  • 1930 Death of Austrian soprano Therese Malten. Born 21 June 1855 in Intersburg. Died 2 Jan 1930 Debut as Pamina in Zauberflote in 1873 Teacher :- Gustav Engel, R Kale.
  • 1936 FP of Morton Gould's Chorale and Fugue in Jazz. Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting.
  • 1944 Birth of Hungarian composer and conductor Peter EOTVOSSearch Peter EOTVOS.
  • 1945 Birth of English clarinetist Janet HILTONSearch Janet HILTON.
  • 1947 Death of Swedish soprano Ellen Gulbranson. Born 4 Mar 1863 in Stockholm. Debut as Aida in Aida (Verdi) 1889 Teachers:- Julius Gunther, Ellena Kenneth, Mathilde Marchesi, Blanche Marchesi Pupil :- Eida Norena. Wesendonck Gesänge: Träume
  • 1950 Birth of  Japanese tenor Taro Ichiara in the city of Sakata in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Teacher:- Luciano Pavarotti.
  • 1951 Birth of German composer Volker BLUMENTHALER in Nuremburg. Search Volker BLUMENTHALER.
  • 1954 Birth of American composer Bill MOLENHOFSearch Bill MOLENHOF.
  • 1954 Birth of American composer John LINK.
  • 1955 American debut of Canadian pianist Glenn Gould in Washington, D.C. Search Glenn GouldA State of Wonder: The Complete Goldberg Variations (1955 & 1981)
  • 1958 Birth of Russian pianist Vladimir OVCHINNIKOVSearch Vladimir OVCHINNIKOV.
  • 1959 FP of Mili Balakirev's Overture on Russian Songs in Moscow.
  • 1960 Death of mezzo-soprano Leila Megane. Born 1890,  Died 2 Jan 1960, Teacher :- Jean de Reszke.Leila Megane
  • 1963 Birth of American pianist Tzimon BARTO. Management BiographySearch Amazon.com for Tzimon BARTO
  • 1993 Death of American violinist, conductor, and composer Karl Ahrendt in Athens, OH. b-Toledo, OH 3 MAR 1904. Director of the Ohio University School of Music, Athens, 1950-1967. Search Karl Ahrendt .
  • 1997 Death of Italian bass Federico Davia. Born 7 July 1933 in Genoa. Debut as Colline in Boheme (Puccini) 1959 Teachers:- Piero Magenta, Tristano Illersberg Sang in premiere of Al Gran sole carico d'amore (Nono) Orfeo A.D MCMXLVII (Ramous) Alfabeto A Sopresa (Mortari).
  • 1999 Death of Swiss composer Rolf Liebermann in Paris. b-Zürich, 14 SEP 1910. Timeline | Search Rolf Liebermann.
  • 2000 FP of Bright Sheng's Naking, Naking in Hamburg. North German Radio Symphony, under Christoph Eschenbach. Also...
  • 2000 FP of Christopher Rouse's Concert de Guadi for guitar and orchestra, guitarist Sharon Isbin.
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